For Your Shower and Bath
As far as the Muse is concerned Lush can do no wrong. I love all their products and haven’t run across a single one that I didn’t simply adore (except those that have patchouli in ’em! The Muse no likey the scent of patchouli!). However, their new Emotibombs are definately on my not to be loved list (and possibly waste of money list).
Recently, I blogged about all the lovely and wonderful items that Lush Cosmetics recently rolled out and one item I was pretty excited about trying out were the new Emotibombs. Emotibombs are Lush’s solution to having an in shower bath bomb experience. These little bombs are placed at the foot of your tube and as you shower the water streaming down on them allows the bomb to fizz up and release it’s scent engulfing you in a gorgeous fragrant steam.
Sounds brilliant right?
Sadly, these fail in all aspects. It breaks my heart to give anything Lush makes a poor review but truly these were a big disappointment for me.
I got a few of these and so far I’ve tried out two which were Up You Gets and Sex in the Shower. Both smell really great out of the bag and each has a nice strong scent however that scent does not carry it’s way to your shower sadly. Up You Gets has a rather strong, bright, lemon, lime cocktail that’s really quite wonderful and Sex in the Shower smells pretty much like Lush Ginger Perfume, Soap, and Dusting Powder (if you’re familiar with Ginger you know how this smells). The scent is difficult to describe but it’s been said to smell like old lady, personally I adore it and it’s my signature scent. It’s warm, spicy, and very sophisticated.
Lush Sex in the shower Emotibomb
Lush Up You Gets Emotibomb
My first use with an Emotibomb was quite a disappointment do to my own stupidity. I mistakenly placed the bomb directly in the shower’s spray which causes it to fizz within seconds and disappear. In the time it was fizzing away quickly I got absolutely no scent from it however I blame this on myself. I assumed that the bomb had the ability to last longer when under the spray of the shower. Some of Lush’s bombs, such as Happy Pill, last quite a while during a bath and I automatically assumed that Emotibombs would have the same staying power. I felt like I wasted a few dollars down the drain after using it this way.
My second use with the product I got a bit smarter and place it towards the back of my shower. This time it worked beautifully well and fizzed for the full 15-20 minutes that I was in the shower. I got some scent from it however the scent was so light that it was a sore disappointment.
I have a few more of these to get through but until they improve the formula and make the scent a bit heavier I doubt I’ll indulge in further Emotibombs. I can’t believe this but for once I’m very disappointed with a Lush product.
The Muse didn’t like Emotibombs at all and can’t recommend them. It’s wasteful to begin with having them go down the drain and it’s even worst they barely have fragrance.
Mmmm..definately not a good purchase!
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Is it me or is Halloween thee best holiday evers? Halloween for me is what Christmas must be to the rest of the population! I simply adore it!
It’s not everyday I run across many products in the cosmetic world that have a Halloween theme! So, of course, I’m super excited about the Philosophy Haunted House Gift Set which includes three great shower gels!
I’m possibly the only one that totally digs the cute little skeleton hand creeping up from the dirt! Ahh so cute and creepy!
When I opened the box it was like pure childhood! All the smells combined created this spicy, warm Fall scent that really put me in the mood for the colder weather ahead!
The Muse likey! Halloween, shower gels, cute packaging…yup, I feel a Muse Approval coming on here!
In honor of Philosophy uber cute Haunted House Gift Set I did a short little MuseTV video for you guys! Excited? Me too!
MuseTV Presents: Philosophy Haunted House Review
The kit includes three, 3-1 shower gels in various Halloween and Fall themed scents. You’ll get Pumpkin Spice, Black Licorice, and Caramel Apple. Philosophy has gotten particularly better as of late with the scents of it’s newer shower gels and I’m particularly pleased with these three. Pumpkin Spice combines that warm, spicy pumpkin scent that makes you feel all cozy inside, Black Licorice is spot on and my favorite of the bunch, and Caramel Apple is a beautiful cocktail of sugary caramel and tart apple! My stomach is growling already! I may tip the bottle into my mouth at this point.
I’ve reviewed Philosophy Shower Gels prior to this but I will remind you that they are brilliant multitaskers which allow you to use them as a shower gel, shampoo, and a bubble bath too! They sud up wonderfully well and offer a guilt free shower experience minus the calories of actually eating all those Halloween treats!
Philosophy Haunted House is available now at www.philosophy.com do have a visit and don’t forget that these come in full size too if your sweet tooth happens to be extra big you might want to indulge in the 16 oz versions!
Check out the What’s New section and spot the matching lip shines and the new Cookie Exchange Gift Set! That one is screaming to the Muse, “buy me! buy me!”.
The Muse loves Philosophy Haunted House Gift Set and highly recommends nabbing one before it’s too late!
Muse Approval for this set!
Boo to you from the Muse and Happy Early Halloween!
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Do you realize in less than two weeks Summer will turn quickly into Fall? Holy cow where did the time go! I still have Summer blog entries to post….is there a board I can appeal to to extend the Season?
Dear Seasonal Board,
Can we please have an extra month of Summer? The Muse hasn’t yet gotten through all her Summer makeup collections and wants to finish up her reviews before the cold weather sets in.
Thank you for considering this matter.
Sincerely with Hugs and Kisses,
I REALLY should have gotten to this post earlier but hopefully we’ll have a sudden heat spell and you can make proper use out of my Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minty Scrub Soap Review!
Do you love minty goodness?
Which is why I’m absolutely smitten with Bliss Shock Therapy. It’s cool, refreshing, and minty. Literally. I mean it’s really cool. As in it makes you shiver after you step out of the shower! Cool right?
This fantastic little shower gel is uber awesome as it literally cools you down on warm, humid morning. Squeeze some in a puff and go to town and you’ll begin to notice as it lathers that your skin will begin tingling and cooling off! After you step out of the shower chances are you’ll be rubbing your arms and shivering a bit.
I love it!
It’s that extra shock of cool that I need on hot Summer mornings plus it wakes me up like all hell in the Winter! Brrrrrr!
I happen to adore Shock Therapy so much that I normally follow up my cooling experience with the ridiculously large bar of minty soap. This soap is about the size of my foot. It’s freaking huge! I love all Bliss soaps but this one in particular is a favorite of mine since it’s minty and cooling.
The bar contains a fine grain of scrubbing beads inside the bar so you can get to work scrubbing those rough, dry elbows, knees, and legs to reveal smoother skin! I normally use the elevated side to work on dry spots and follow up with the smooth side.
The soap lasts ages and ages since it’s so large and you get the benefits of both a great soap, a cooling, refreshing shower, and an exfoliating treatment!
Psstt….I normally purchase Bliss Shock Therapy in bulk when Bliss has clearance section up. Around this time it’s about $7-8 USD a bottle! Sweet deal!
Both of these are Muse Approved for purchase!
Love ’em for a cooling Summer experience!
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Those naughty kids over at Jaqua Beauty have been busy concocting a brand new fragrance that’s both sinful and delicious!
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is the newest addition to Jaqua’s decadent Bath and Body Collection and the Muse couldn’t be happier that she got the chance to test out the new Shower Creme and Lip Whip (dontcha love the sound of that? Lip Whip! It simply rolls off the tongue and makes me shiver in delight!). Since Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Whip deserves it’s very own review I’ll be saving that for later however I will tell you all about the new Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme.
This stuff should have a big, fat illegal sticker slapped on it! It’s rich, sinful, and gorgeous. It’s terribly sweet and fruity with just a tiny hint of frosting. It’s definately not a foody sort of smell so don’t expect baked goods or vanilla do to the “frosting” in it’s title. It’s more of a sweet, fruity blend of raspberries that has a under note of an exotic perfume. It’s fascinating how they blended up something that not only holds the wonderful sweetness of the berries but also manages to keep an interesting and unique note that’s sophisticated. Yes, indeed, the Muse likey but maybe I really shouldn’t tip the bottle into my mouth right? Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!
I’ve have a small stash of Jaqua’s Shower Syrup decorating my bathroom closet however I’ve never tried the Shower Creme. To me the formula is about the same but the Shower Syrups are a tiny bit thicker in consistency than the creme. I’ve always loved how very rich Jaqua’s products are in formula. They are very thick, very moisturizing, and just an all around posh product. The Shower Creme are no different from any other product I’ve tried from Jaqua in the fact that they are a solid, quality, posh product that delivers both moisture to the skin while spoiling us in a wonderful fragrance! In this case that wonderful fragrance is Raspberry Buttercream Frosting! The creme lathers up wonderfully well and offers a nice lingering scent on the skin! Yum!
Waste not want not kids! After the photo I scooped all that lovely gel up and washed my hands with it! I know, I know, the life of a Beauty Blogger is a dirty, dangerous job but someone has to do it!
If you’re wanting to layer the collection consists of five sinful items that are sure to make you smell wonderful all day long!
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Sinfully Rich Body Butter
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Creme
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Whip (Review coming soon…)
Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Gloss Ring (Hopefully when I’m proposed to the guy will get down on one knee and whip one of these out! How delightful!)
I see myself indulging in the rest of the collection shortly. I can’t help it that bloody gloss ring is calling out to me!
Take a look at the entire Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Collection at www.jaquabeauty.com
While you’re over there take a look at my latest lemming! Click!
Slapping the Muse Approval on Jaqua Beauty Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Creme it may be sinful but it’s delicious too plus no calories…yup, definately Muse Approved!
Tried this yet?
Wanting to try it?
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Check out some other posts to satisfy your need for Bath and Shower goodies!
Philosophy Fall Collection 2008
Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Gel Review
Philosophy Green Apple 3 in 1 Shower Gel Review
I’m having my morning tea (geeks need geeky tea! Gotta love it! I’m partial to Prager’s blend) with some obscenely bad for you crumpets (these things should be illegal! Which is why I don’t buy them often! Bad! Bad! Bad!) this morning and I’m flipping through Bath and Body Works Look Book for Fall 2008.
I can’t help but a tad bit disappointed as it appears they aren’t releasing as much as they did last year. I think this accounts for the spending habits of Americans right now in a way as last year they had a slew of items released and this year I imagine they are trying to keep it simple.
It’s an interesting selection however I think it’s safe to say the Temptation 3-1 Shower Gels won’t be making a reappearance anytime soon and they may very well be gone for good aside from possibly small releases such as the Hello Sugar! Collection.
Typical coupons inside!
Black Amethyst is making a guest starring appearance on a five page spread lay out in the booklet. I got a lab sample of this and it’s rather deep and dark for Bath & Body Works. I’m testing it out and will review it shortly!
A new Spa line entitled Shea Cashmere will be available shortly. It seems like a comfortable scent that sports major moisturizing benefits. I’m curious about this one!
Body Cream $17.50 USD
Bubble Bath $18 USD
Body Lotion $16.50 USD
Although the Sleep Collection is not new they have added quite a few items to the line up that are interesting. The items are scented with Warm Milk and Honey and are limited edition. Available as of September 3rd online and in shops. These come in heavy glass bottles and are definately vanity worth. They normally come in Lavender or Vanilla Lavender variations however I think that the Warm Milk and Honey sounds rather fitting for a “sleep” collection!
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Pillow Mist $10 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Body Lotion $13 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Massage Oil $16 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Luxe Bath $16.50 USD
Cancer survivor Marisa Accocella Marchetto teamed up with C.O. Bigelow to create an exclusive kit the proceeds of which go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each Kit is $36 USD and contains an array of C.O. Bigelow goodies housed in a cute cardboard suitcase.
A very small sneak peak of this year’s Winter/Holiday Collection:
Bit disappointed that the same old flavors are back for the Holiday selections. Although I am happy to see Twisted Peppermint back. A new Bath Parfait is being introduced as well which looks quite lovely.
Holiday Traditional Items will be available as soon as October 13! And as of November 3rd the Foaming Bath Parfait will be available for $12.50 USD.
And finally a few autumn bits to keep us happy!
All in all a rather nice selection of goodies from Bath & Body Works!
Lemming any of these items?
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Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008 Sneak Peek
Bath and Body Works Fall and Winter Collections 2007
Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry 3 in 1 Shower Gel Review
Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008: Temptations Body Spray Review